How to open the Play Store on the Chromecast with Google TV

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One of the biggest changes Google has made to its new Android TV interface, called Google TV, is the removal of the icon from the app store, the Play Store.

It is something that we already told you in the analysis of this device, but today we want to highlight how this application can be opened, something that can sometimes be more convenient than performing actions by voice.

It is true that in this type of device we do not usually use the store as much as in mobile phones and tablets, but even so, Google should allow access to the store in the main interface.

Voice command

How to open the Play Store on the Chromecast with Google TV

The quickest option, and the most obvious, is to run the application by voice command using the Chromecast’s built-in assistant. Simply saying “Play Store” we can enter the application, and there navigate with the remote.

System settings

How to open the Play Store on the Chromecast with Google TV

Another option is to open it from the list of installed applications. For this we have to go to:

  • Settings.
  • Applications.
  • See all applications.
  • Show system apps.
  • Google Play Store.
  • Open.

Of course, it is not the most comfortable method due to the number of buttons to press, but it is always reliable since it does not depend on third-party apps.

Button Mapper

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The last option is to use an app that we already talked about in the past. If you use the Play Store a lot, it is convenient to have it integrated into one of the buttons, using this free app.

The most comfortable way, in order not to eliminate any function of the remote, is to map it with a double press or long press.

And this application also allows us to change the buttons assigned to specific streaming platforms, in case we do not have a contract or do not use any of those that come in the remote.

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